The Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training (CMAST) course was developed to provide the 91W soldier medic with an overview of the stark contrast between garrison and combat trauma care. The foundation of CMAST is the concept and principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC-3). CMAST takes the basic knowledge and skills the soldier medic attained in the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) course and addresses the unique aspects of applying emergency Medical care to casualties on the battlefield. The management of the airway, chest trauma, hemorrhage, and hypovolemic shock of the battlefield casualty are all addressed. Triage and evacuation, as well as the treatment of detainees under international law are also discussed.
The book contains over 1,000 slides, photos, graphics, related text and accompanying video.
Topics covered in these course materials include:
A. Point of Wounding Care
B. Tactical Combat Casualty Care
C. Advanced Airway Techniques
D. Chest Trauma Management
E. Hemorrhage Control
F. Hypovolemic Shock Management
G. Battlefield Casualty Evacuation
H. Casualty Triage
I. International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions